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Listener Sponsored Community Radio in Madison, WI

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Madison, WI

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Listener Sponsored Community Radio in Madison, WI

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English


Episodes

Who has the best burger recipe? Maybe you!

7/8/2021
Think you have the best burger recipe? Well, you can test it and your favorite beer pairing against other local entrants in the Burgers & Brew Recipe Showdown, sponsored by REAP Food Group. Going on now through August 8th, your entry could win you the $1000 grand prize. Mel Dickenson, judge and owner of Unconventional […] The post Who has the best burger recipe? Maybe you! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:55

Criminal Record: A modern scarlet letter

7/8/2021
An individual convicted of a felony, no matter when in that person’s life the crime occurs, can expect to make $500,000, or 50%, less over their lifetime than a person with a clean record. Why? Because the persistent and public nature of criminal records — available to almost everyone on the internet — follows a […] The post Criminal Record: A modern scarlet letter appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:44

Muttardy: National Infrastructure Bank can pay its way

7/8/2021
The Biden infrastructure plan falls $2.5 billion short of what the country needs for the next 10 years to rebuild an infrastructure that has been ignored for the past 60 years: this according to a report of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Alphecca Muttardy from the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank talks about […] The post Muttardy: National Infrastructure Bank can pay its way appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:19:55

We’re Learning How Not to Get Along with Each Other

7/6/2021
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Aaron Perry sitting in for Damita Brown… Milwaukee’s Community Health Engagement Director and Director of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, Darryl Davidson joins us to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on Milwaukee’s African American community, mental heath and his work to improve families and health through fatherhood engagement. […] The post We’re Learning How Not to Get Along with Each Other appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:26:17

A Great Story That Needs to be Told

7/6/2021
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Aaron Perry sitting in for Damita Brown… Actor, Writer, Comedian and now Director Dannon Green joins us from Los Angeles to talk about his latest project, “The Executioners,” a documentary about a boxing gym out of Philadelphia, PA, and serving the community, even in the hardest times. The […] The post A Great Story That Needs to be Told appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:34:09

Expunging time-served criminal records will strengthen society

7/5/2021
The inability to find a living wage job is the #1 cause of recidivism in Wisconsin, where 93% of formerly incarcerated people between the ages of 25 and 44 actively seek work, while being five times more likely to be unemployed than the average American, according to Melissa Ludin, Smart Justice Regional Organizer of the […] The post Expunging time-served criminal records will strengthen society appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:08

Madison Shakespeare Re-Emerges from Pandemic

7/5/2021
Madison Shakespeare Company will present two special pop-up performances this July in anticipation of the summer premiere of the full-length comedy All’s Well That Ends Well. The events are scheduled for 7 PM Thursday July 8 on the Stone Horse Green in downtown Middleton, and 5 PM Saturday July 10 at Everyday Kitchen on Madison’s […] The post Madison Shakespeare Re-Emerges from Pandemic appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:20

assaults on U. S. pollinators continue with devastating consequences

7/5/2021
Last year, honey bees experienced the second-highest colony loss, 45% of colonies died, for the second year in a row. Amanda Starbuck from Food & Water Watch and Jason Davidson from Friends of the Earth talk about increasing year-round stress on pollinators, not just bees, — without which we would not have food — from […] The post assaults on U. S. pollinators continue with devastating consequences appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:17:47

Voting officials face increasing threats

7/5/2021
Gowri Ramachandran, Counsel at The Brennen Center for Justice, talks about a recently published study entitled “Election Officials Under Attack“, a cooperative study of current and past election officials. The study identified four areas of concern for election officials: 1. Threats to personal safety, in which 1/3 of officials felt unsafe and 1/6 of officials […] The post Voting officials face increasing threats appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:25

Should Local Governments Have the Power to Defund the Police?

7/5/2021
On June 22, the Wisconsin Assembly voted 61-37 to pass Senate Bill 119, which would penalize municipalities who seek to cut their police budgets. The bill would cut state shared revenue payments if a municipality reduces their funding to police and would redistribute that money to other communities. The bill now heads to Governor Evers’ […] The post Should Local Governments Have the Power to Defund the Police? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:14:25

Water-related sickness in Kewaunee Co. traced back to manure

7/5/2021
Two Wisconsin icons, dairy cows and fresh water, appear to be at war. Two new studies, one from U.S. Department of Agriculture research engineer Tucker Burch and one from USDA microbiologist Mark Borchardt, find that in Northeast Wisconsin cow manure flowing into drinking waters accounts for ~76% of human gastrointestinal illnesses. Worse yet, the normal […] The post Water-related sickness in Kewaunee Co. traced back to manure appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:16:57

Facing Our Hard History (The Boarding School Episode)

6/29/2021
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Sikowis (in exile) … Christine Diindiisi McCleave, Ethel Blind, and Janna Pratt join us to talk about “Residential Schools” and working towards truth, justice, and healing from genocidal policy set forth by the US and Canada that allowed christian clergy to neglect, rape, torture, and murder Indigenous children. […] The post Facing Our Hard History (The Boarding School Episode) appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:01:01:53

Biden Extending Eviction Moratorium to July 31

6/28/2021
The CDC eviction moratorium is due to expire on July 31. University of Wisconsin Law School Professor Mitch will tell us what that will mean. On June 24, the U.S. Center for Disease Control extended a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until July 31. The CDC ordered the one-month reprieve to give time for […] The post Biden Extending Eviction Moratorium to July 31 appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:20:26

A Managed Retreat for Climate Resilience

6/28/2021
Should humans retreat from climate risk zones? The University of Miami’s Katherine Mach tells us what a managed retreat would look like. A new draft report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounds the direst warnings yet about the impacts of a warming earth on human populations. The report was leaked to […] The post A Managed Retreat for Climate Resilience appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:22:02

Join in The Grand March for citizenship!

6/23/2021
On day four of a nine-day march from Milwaukee to Madison to pressure Democrats to move forward with a plan for licensing and citizenship for 11 million people in the reconciliation budget, Armando Ibarra, author of the “The Latino Question” and Director of the U.W. School for Workers, talks about what this march means and […] The post Join in The Grand March for citizenship! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:10:16

How “Silver Spoon Oligarchs” cheat the system to hoard the...

6/23/2021
Of Chuck Collins’ recent book, Senator Bernie Sanders says “book reveals not only the inner workings of the elaborate scheme to hide more than $20 trillion in wealth, it offers us a blueprint for reversing this obscene inequality.” In that book, “The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Spend Millions to Hide Trillions”, Chuck Collins talks about […] The post How “Silver Spoon Oligarchs” cheat the system to hoard the... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:20:09

Helping the Medical community understand Trans patients

6/23/2021
In the 1950’s, individuals who wanted to change their sex were considered “delusional” by the medical community. Seventy years later, medical providers are still struggling to understand and relate to issues of trans patients, according to stef shuster, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of the recent book “Trans Medicine: The […] The post Helping the Medical community understand Trans patients appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:25:38

Fighting the Fast Food Approach to Food

6/22/2021
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr Damita Brown (in exile) … Liv Froehlich, Program Manager from FairShare CSA Coalition joins us to talk about how FairShare connects consumers to farmers and Routes to Roots, their easygoing (and COVID-safe) summer long Bike/Drive/Walk self guided fundraising tours of Madison-area farms and community gardens. More on […] The post Fighting the Fast Food Approach to Food appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:26:39

Avoiding the Repressive Hierarchy of Traditional Education

6/22/2021
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr Damita Brown (in exile) … Developer and Advisor Sean Anderson and board member and long-time educational advocate Barb Alvarado from Milestone Democratic School, a school designed by youth for you, join us for an update on their efforts to change education in Madison after their first year […] The post Avoiding the Repressive Hierarchy of Traditional Education appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:33:56

Fathers And Sons In Classical Literature

6/21/2021
With Father’s Day just past, Brandeis University classical scholar Joel Christensen joins us once again to offer some reflections on what ancient Greek epics offer us on the topic of Fathers and Sons. “Odysseus with an aged Laertes” Theodoor van Thulden, Free Art License, via Wikimedia Commons The post Fathers And Sons In Classical Literature appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:30